The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Series: Mara Dyer #1
Publisher: Simon Pulse UK
Publication Date: March 1st 2012
OH MY FREAKIN' GOD! THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME! I just finished reading this like, 5 minutes ago and now I have no idea what to do! I just want to read the second book! But it's not out in paperback until February 28th! I can't wait that long!
OK, so I should probably start the review now!
So wow, wow, wow! Is basically what comes to mind when I think about this book. I expected it to be really good, but it blew my mind! I can't believe how brilliant it was. I loved Mara. She was so funny and likable and I just wanted to learn more about her and what happened when her friends were killed. I also LOVED Noah. Omg, Noah. At first, I didn't know whether I should like him or not, but all reasoning went out of the window when he stuck up for Mara. Noah's sarcastic, funny and extremely dirty minded, and he had me laughing when he told Mara that Curious George had been such a naughty monkey. Seriously, he was such an amazing character and I don't think I would have enjoyed the book as much as I did if he hadn't been in it.
I was really sad when Jamie left the story. I really liked Jamie, I thought he would have been a good friend for Mara (even if he did try to convince her to break it off with Noah).
The whole hallucinations part of the story was really interesting! I found myself wondering if Mara had really experienced some of the things in the book, or if she had just imagined it. I got really into this story and then the ending happened and everything just blew up in my face! And I was like 'No. Freakin'. Way!'
And then the ending! OHMYGOD! I was honestly freaking out because I have no idea whether what Mara saw was real or whether it was a hallucination! I need the next book because I'm pretty sure it's going to get even crazier!
This whole story had me engrossed the minute I started reading it. I picked this book up at about 8am this morning and it's just after 12pm. I'd only read about 50 pages before I picked it up today, but I managed to read the rest of the book in under 4 hours because it had me hooked. The story line was so intriguing and different to anything I've read this year.
I'm so glad I decided to pick this book up after hearing all the amazing reviews, and I completely agree with them. I thought this book was brilliant, different and extremely hard to put down because it was that awesome! Everyone should seriously pick up this book. It was just that good. I'm definitely going to be recommending this book to all of my friends. I can't believe I have to wait until the 28th of February to find out what happens! Why must you torture me?!